Prof. Douglas Goff smiling. Headshot.
Prof. Douglas Goff

Professor Douglas Goff’s new study exploring milk consumption and blood glucose levels made headlines this week.

The story got picked up on Aug. 17 by the Daily Mail, the Mirror, MSN, Yahoo! News and the Irish Sun.

Goff, a professor in the Department of Food Science at U of G, said the study confirms that consuming milk at breakfast helps slow digestion of carbohydrates, thus maintaining lower blood sugar, and helps reduce appetite at lunchtime. Nutritionists have always stressed the importance of a healthy breakfast, and his new research findings should encourage people to add milk to their morning meal, said Goff.

Metabolic diseases are on the rise globally with Type 2 diabetes and obesity as leading health concerns, so there is a need to develop dietary strategies to help improve people’s overall health, said Goff.

He studies dairy and dairy processing, and is known internationally for his ice cream research.